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My Turn: Parnell has a proven track record on education

When choosing our next Governor, I ask myself, what is the candidate's promise and what is the evidence that he can deliver on an issue of importance to me?Oil taxes, gas lines, health care and budgets are clearly important issues worthy of extensive coverage and debate.For me, a critical issue is how we prepare our people through higher education for productive lives as leaders, workers, parents and citizens of Alaska.
Angoon, Mt. Edgecumbe top 2014 Alaska KidWind Challenge

Two Southeast Alaska high school teams placed first in their divisions during the 2014 Alaska KidWind Challenge.
Evening at Egan Friday Fall Lecture Series

The annual Evening at Egan Fall Lecture series at the University Southeast starts Friday with Breaking Ice for Arctic Oil author Ross Coen in the Egan Library at 7 p.m.
THRHA announces Southeast Community Energy Fairs

Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) announced its upcoming Southeast Community Energy Fairs. The first fair is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Juneau Tlingit & Haida Community Center, 3235 Hospital Drive.
Photos: Wind turbine installed at Coast Guard station

Kirk Hardcastle of the Alaska Center for Energy and Power tightens the blade shaft as Susitna Energy Systems' Kirk Garoutte, left, and Dave Lindeen hold the blades still during installation of the Skystream wind turbine Monday at the U.S. Coast Guard's Juneau Station downtown. While the Coast Guard will use the power, local students will collect data from the turbine in a program called Wind Energy for Schools, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The project to raise awareness in rural America about the benefits of wind energy and developing a wind energy knowledge base in future leaders of our communities, states and nation.
USDA finds no takers for new Fairbanks greenhouse

FAIRBANKS - A $1.2 million greenhouse complex completed earlier this year in Fairbanks is headed for the federal transfer or disposal process. The complex was part of research station operated by the federal Agricultural Research Service.
Study: Heat pumps make sense in Juneau

FAIRBANKS - The first detailed analysis of ground-source heat pumps in Alaska has determined the technology is a cost-effective heating option in some parts of the state but only marginally advantageous in the Fairbanks area.Ground-source heat pumps are fairly common in parts of the Lower 48, but they've been viewed skeptically as a viable option in the cold soils of Alaska. They use an elaborate system of underground tubing to capture heat from the surrounding soil, which is transferred into a home with an electric pump.
Lt. Gov. Treadwell concludes rural energy conference

Representatives from a broad spectrum of Alaska's small communities turned out at Centennial Hall Thursday for the seventh Alaska Rural Energy Conference.
Alaska utility says wind farm power cheaper

FAIRBANKS - The Golden Valley Electric Association says a wind farm near Healy could prevent increases in customer rates because it would likely produce cheaper power than wholesale prices the utility pays.
UAF gets $4.6 million for geothermal research

FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Department of Energy provided a $4.6 million grant to University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers who plan to study the energy-producing potential of a hot springs on the Seward Peninsula.


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